What Is Armageddon?

Jack Wellman is a patheos blogger, and the title of his blog is Christian Crier. Jack is also the pastor of Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane, Kansas, which belongs to an anabaptist Brethren denomination that reaches back 300 years into Germany and thus during tje Protestant Reformation when anabaptists suffered persecution from leading Reformers mostly for their stand against infant baptism.Today, Jack published a post entitled "Top Seven Verses about Armageddon" as part of his Top … [Read more...]

Increasing Division in Islamic Middle East and North Africa

I think the increasing division in the Islamic Middle East and North Africa is indicated in the Bible, and I am writing a book about it right now that will be Book 3 in my Still Here series on Bible prophecy. Something happened this week that will further divide this region politically as well as religiously due to its religious sects Islam: Sunni (85% of Islam) and Shiite (15% of Islam).The two most powerful countries in the Middle East are Saudi Arabia and Iran. Iran's population is over … [Read more...]

British Open–Day 2–2015

Dustin Johnson leads the British Open after the incompleted second round of play on day 2, Friday. He and Jordan Spieth were paired together the first two rounds. Spieth is 5 under par, tied for 15th place. A rain delay earlier in the day caused play to have to suspended at darkness today. Johnson and Spieth were on the 13th hole. So, they will have to go out early tomorrow morning to finish their second round. It was the feature pairing since Spieth had won the U.S. Open weeks ago by one stroke … [Read more...]

Pro Golfers Are No Longer “Crazy” for Lifting Weights

I've lifted weights since I was eighteen years old. People in golf constantly told me, "Lifting weights is terrible for golf." Lots of pros told me that, too. Some said I was "crazy." When I was on the regular PGA Tour for eighteen years, I pumped iron when I could. I thought it helped me have a more compact golf swing and maybe gain a few yards off the tee. But I was afraid weight lifting might hurt my feel, my touch with the short game. So, I didn't lift weights for upper body strength much … [Read more...]

Trump Trumpets Himself

Donald Trump will deliver a speech in my hometown area today, in Phoenix, Arizona, in two hours. Three weeks ago, the brash, bombastic, billionaire entered the race for the Republican nomination for president of the USA. He will speak about "illegal immigration and other topics." The other topics will probably include braggadocio about his net worth being $9 billion, how he will restore jobs to our country if elected president and regain our supposedly lost reputation worldwide by applying his … [Read more...]

Did Mark Get his Gospel from Peter?

I doubt the tradition that John Mark got the information for his Gospel of Mark in the New Testament (NT) from listening to the Apostle Peter. Several church fathers attest to this in their writings, but they all may have gotten it from Clement. If so, it could be regarded as flimsy evidence.I doubt this because most people who state this tradition do not examine the Gospel of Mark itself to see if it could corroborate or perhaps oppose this patristic tradition that Mark got his gospel from … [Read more...]

North Sinai Turmoil and Future Palestine

Current events in the Middle East increasingly support what I proposed for a Palestinian state 25 years ago in my book, Palestine Is Coming: The Revival of Ancient Philistia (1990). (Actually, I wrote a magazine article about it in 1981, but I could not get it published.) Recent evidence supporting my proposal has been the continuing turmoil in the northern Sinai Peninsula between the Gaza Strip and the Wadi el Arish basin 25 miles to the south.An Islamic terrorist group called Sinai … [Read more...]

Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Is Evidence of The Apostasy

Last Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage. Previously, marriage had always been restricted to a male and a female human being. But the nine justices ruled in a split decision, 5 to 4, that from now on in all fifty states same-sex couples can legally marry and will have the same equal rights as do hetero-sexual marriages. For me, this is the worst decision the U.S. Supreme Court has made in my lifetime.Granted, we Americans and much of the world have been changing in recent … [Read more...]